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See also: Tech., tech-, -tech, and těch



Clipping of technology, technician, and technique.


  • IPA(key): /tɛk/, [tʰɛk]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk


tech (countable and uncountable, plural techs)

  1. (informal) Technology.
    I can't understand all this new tech.
    • 2012, Nancy Lyons, Meghan Wilker, Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process
      Remember, something that seems straightforward to you can be very scary to people who don't have enough info or tech knowledge to provide a context or meaning on their own.
    1. Denotes technology businesses or the technology industry, especially in the field of computing and the Internet.
      Tech giants such as Google and Facebook have too much power.
      Tech stocks are down on NASDAQ.
      Tech workers can earn big money.
  2. (informal) Technician.
    He works as a lab tech.
    • 2014, Jeff Jacobson, Growth (page 23)
      A man dressed as a lab tech, his blue scrubs startlingly pale against the vivid red and black chaos, moved into sight from behind the SUV. He carried an assault rifle.
  3. (informal) Technique.
  4. (informal, used in titles) Technical college.
    Greenville Technical College is informally known as Greenville Tech.

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tech (third-person singular simple present techs, present participle teching, simple past and past participle teched)

  1. (video games) To perform a technical (a special move in fighting games that cancels out an opposing attack).


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From Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tégos (cover, roof), from *(s)teg- (to cover); cognate with Ancient Greek τέγος (tégos).



tech n (genitive tige or taige, nominative plural tige or taige)

  1. house
    Synonyms: attrab, dom, lann, tegdais, treb


Neuter s-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative techN, teg techN, teg tigeL, taigeH
Vocative techN, teg techN, teg tigeL, taigeH
Accusative techN, teg techN, teg tigeL, taigeH
Genitive tigeL, taigeH tige, taigeH tigeN, taigeH
Dative tigL, taigL tigib tigib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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  • Irish: teach
  • Manx: çhagh, thie
  • Scottish Gaelic: taigh


Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tech thech tech
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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